Careers at NAHB

Contact: Kevin Brower
kbrower@nahb.org
(202) 266-8316

As one of the most influential trade associations in the Washington, D.C. area, NAHB is an exciting and rewarding place to work. Our people help serve, promote and support the home building industry through aggressive legislative action, policy development, legal services, economic forecasting and analysis, education and more.

At NAHB, we know that our people are our most valuable resource. We go to great lengths to attract and retain proven professionals, and to develop quality leadership for our future. NAHB proudly supports its staff through:

  • Competitive benefits
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Promoting from within
  • Recognizing organizational commitment and tenure
  • Rewarding excellence

If you want to contribute to every American’s dream of homeownership, and you thrive in a fast-paced, challenging environment, check our employment opportunities below to see if there is a position that matches your skills and experience.

If you are interested in career opportunities with NAHB’s affiliates and subsidiaries, visit HBI and the Home Innovation Research Labs for further details. NAHB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Opportunities at NAHB

Application Analyst/Developer

Group: Information Technology & Services

NAHB is seeking an experienced Application Analyst/Developer who will contribute to a wide range of NAHB projects and products either independently or part of a team. The Application Analyst/Developer may lead efforts to sustain and improve NAHB business systems. This may involve managing vendors or external consultants in the development and implementation of COTS or custom applications that meet NAHB’s requirements. The position will provide back-end support to NAHB’s external web sites and the efforts of NAHB’s Online and Application Services team in the areas of but not limited to e-commerce and data integration. Will also provide support to staff for all systems developed or development managed by the Application Services team.

Minimum of three years professional windows/web development experience including a solid coding background in a multi-browser environment and an orientation towards development rather than GUI design. Ability to communicate technical issues to a non-technical audience. Knowledge of e-commerce technologies. Knowledge and experience with Microsoft SQL Server and SQL Server Reporting Services. Platforms: Windows Server, SQL Server and Internet Information Service (IIS).

Candidate must be a motivated individual, team player and have the experience and proficiency with all aspects of application analysis and development. Demonstrated ability to work with vendors, consultants, and other technical resources is a must. A Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, information technology or equivalent in experience and related technical education.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

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Coordinator, BUILD-PAC

Group: Government Affairs

NAHB is seeking a coordinator to provide administrative and fundraising support to its federal political action committee, BUILD-PAC, and the Government Affairs department. The BUILD-PAC Coordinator provides administrative support to the PAC fundraising team by maintaining donor lists, preparing meeting materials and updating donor communications. The Coordinator also is responsible for tracking donor invoices and processing all incoming PAC contributions, as well as maintaining and updating the donor database. This position helps with fundraising campaigns, thank you notes and following up with lapsed donors. The coordinator also tracks and assists with the distribution of BUILD-PAC funds to federal candidates and political committees.

Qualifications

  • Ability to meet deadlines and have strong attention to detail to ensure accuracy.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to interface with all levels of staff and members.

Requirements

  • A minimum of one to two years of administrative experience in fundraising, campaign work, marketing, public relations, meeting planning or a related field.
  • Knowledge of the MS Office Suite.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in political science, public relations, or a related field, or equivalent in education and experience.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Director, Community Management & Support

Group: Membership Services & Education

NAHB is seeking a Director, Community Management & Support to manage volunteer boards and committees, and to support the management and implementation of their initiatives. The director’s primary responsibility is logistical support of the council and committee work of seven niche home building industry segment councils and a NAHB Education Design Board.

The director will work with volunteer councils, committees, and senior staff to showcase NAHB as a leading voice in the respective industry segments, and NAHB Councils as the place within the association that delivers superior member services for industry segments and local councils.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops and coordinates the schedule for meetings of assigned councils, committees, and boards and effectively communicates those with appropriate staff and members.
  • Supports the Assistant Vice President to provide strategic direction to the committees of seven niche home building industry segment councils.
  • Handles logistical support to the governance and volunteer leadership project team members, manager(s), and/or director(s). For example: scheduling conference calls, preparing, organizing, distributing, and posting or mailing materials, responding to routine procedural requests, etc.
  • Ensures the NAHB Councils membership is adequately informed on industry segment issues.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Experience leading volunteers, and ability to build consensus and teams.
  • Experience in executing marketing and strategic plans.
  • Basic knowledge of the residential construction industry.
  • Ability to quickly assimilate industry information to represent the issues.
  • Confident leader of virtual meetings.

A minimum of five years of demonstrated experience in staff and volunteer management, and project management and development. Background in motivating teams to achieve goals and grow programs and revenue. Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Director, Membership Data

Group: Member Services and Education

NAHB is seeking a director, membership data, who will be responsible for identifying/mining, aggregating, organizing and deriving insights from a wide range of data collected from Member Services and Education (MSE) programs and services. Qualified candidates will have excellent communication skills, deliver complex data-based information and insights, create effective data visualizations, and possess the ability to lead staff and volunteers from an internal consulting position in a collaborative manner.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assess performance and efficiency of existing products.
  • Recommend future projects, strategies, and innovations while serving as an internal consultant to MSE business teams and volunteer groups.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Demonstrated data analysis skills including R, and/or Python, and advanced use of Excel, Tableau, or similar software required.
  • Experience using descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytics to drive and support data-based decision-making.
  • Demonstrated experience in leveraging data to drive decision-making, including leveraging existing systems, programs, and resources.
  • Experience working with volunteers and committees, or related chapter relations/field support.
  • Supervisory experience is a plus.
  • A bachelor’s degree in business management, data analytics or a related field, or the equivalent in education and experience.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Manager, Digital Marketing

Group: Marketing and Business Development

NAHB is seeking a Digital Marketing Manager who can implement and manage email marketing efforts for the International Builders’ Show and other marketing campaigns. Maintains marketing department data and lists. Updates content for BuildersShow.com (the International Builders’ Show website). Assists with social media and digital marketing tactics for products and marketing campaigns.

Responsibilities:

  • Designs, tests and deploys blast emails for marketing campaigns.
  • Updates content on the BuildersShow.com website to ensure accurate and current information.
  • Saves, updates and maintains email lists and lead lists.
  • Creates and maintains email schedules and records of variations, reviews and approvals.
  • Analyzes email performance to identify campaign opportunities to improve campaign performance.

Requirements:

  • Excellent written and oral communication, organizational, marketing planning and implementation, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to perform independently and manage email marketing efforts.
  • Must be a self-starter, take the initiative, and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent skills required in Adobe Creative Suite, email/data management systems, and website CMS applications. HTML. Knowledge a plus: Google Analytics, Higher Logic/Magnet Mail, Hootsuite, Canva, WordPress, Smartsheet, or other web-based project management.
  • Minimum of two years of corporate event email marketing experience and familiarity with trade associations.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Manager, Intergovernmental Affairs

Group: Government Affairs

NAHB is seeking a Manager, Intergovernmental Affairs to be responsible for establishing and enhancing relationships with external organizations that have the potential to help the NAHB accomplish its public policy objectives. The manager will serve as liaison and assist the VP of Intergovernmental Affairs and other division/association staff in representing the industry perspective to outside organizations; and work in coalition and maintain regular communications with all relevant staff, state/local home building associations and their staff leaders, and outside groups.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Prepare issue briefs and report/assist with research and writing of advocacy material on public policy issues that impact housing;
  • Conduct research on legislative and regulatory issues of relevance to the building industry; and
  • Serve as primary contact for all member and association inquiries regarding NAHB's interaction with external organizations.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Strong writing and organizational skills and excellent research and analytical abilities.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are a must.
  • Strong computer skills as well as a basic understanding of political, government, legislative, and regulatory processes.
  • A minimum of two to four years of experience in government/politics (state/local exposure preferred) and/or service in association government/political affairs/an issue-oriented capacity.
  • Prior knowledge of the building and development industry is desirable.
  • A four-year college degree in political science, public affairs, public relations, or related field, or equivalent in education and experience, is required.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Meetings Manager, 20 Clubs

Group: Exhibitions & Meetings

NAHB is seeking a meetings manager who is a self-starter, people-oriented, and capable of multi-tasking while staying focused on managing multiple tasks and meetings at a time. This role requires a high level of customer relationship management, strong attention to detail, strong organization and prioritization, project management, and time-management skills.

Our team culture includes collaboration, communication and supporting one another. As a vital member of the 20 Clubs Meeting Planning Department directly reporting to the senior director, meeting logistics, this position will have a hands-on role in conducting the logistical planning for up to 15 clubs that each meet twice a year.

Key Responsibilities

Logistical Planning:

  • Serve as liaison between the clubs' meeting hosts, clubs' leadership, and clubs' NAHB staff facilitators who travel to the meetings, and represent NAHB as the onsite point of contact on all logistical facets of the meetings.
  • Manage the logistical planning and execution of up to 30 meetings annually.
  • In collaboration with the operations assistant, source meeting venues and hotel accommodations (up to 30 annually).

Administrative Tasks:

  • Work closely with the senior director and operations assistant on contract negotiation.
  • Manage the meeting registration process (i.e., work closely with the senior director and operations assistant in creating the online registration form, creating the attendance list for each meeting, and tracking meeting registration).
  • Manage and track meeting expenses and billings (i.e., ensure required payments are submitted to vendors on a timely basis, ensure receipts for expenses are received and submitted to senior director, review invoices and final billings from the hotel to ensure that all charges are accurate, complete and submit club's billing worksheet to the senior director for review after the meeting on a timely basis).

Requirements:

  • Highly organized and able to quickly prioritize multiple projects and tasks simultaneously and with a sense of urgency.
  • Intermediate or advanced experience working with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and Office 365 experience is preferred.
  • A minimum of two to three years of meeting/event planning experience is preferred.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Program Manager, Design

Group: Regulatory Affairs

NAHB is seeking a program manager who will be responsible for tracking residential home and community design issues and trends to identify implications and resource needs for the housing industry. The program manager will also provide advocacy and technical assistance to move NAHB’s priorities forward.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and implement communication, education, and award programs and resources for members, HBAs, and consumers on home and community design and wellness issues.
  • Manage pertinent NAHB member committees and work with them to identify challenges and opportunities and develop and implement program and policy initiatives to address.
  • Foster positive working relationships with industry allies and organizations.
  • Support budget creation and adherence for all design- and healthy home-related products.

Requirements:

  • Excellent and demonstrated analytical, research and communication skills, both verbal and written, to effectively manage products and programs and represent the industry to a variety of audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and be able to work independently as well as part of a team to manage multiple projects and deadlines, balancing ongoing and long-term projects against daily demands.
  • Excel, Adobe Pro, PowerPoint, and web page management skills
  • Prior experience in graphic design and/or Adobe Creative Suite is highly desirable.
  • Minimum five years of experience in residential design, project management, and educational program development.
  • Experience in coordinating member groups, executing program details effectively, generating new product and marketing ideas, and working collaboratively in a team setting.
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in architecture or design-related field or the equivalent combination in training, experience, and skills.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this form.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Senior Director, Education Programs

Group:Member Services & Education

NAHB is seeking a Senior Director, Education Programs who will be responsible for overseeing the planning, development, and implementation of NAHB’s Education programs including all aspects of recognition, distribution, and instructor operations.

Working with the Education Committee and Vice President of Member Engagement & Learning, the position manages priorities and strategies for education programs. Implements policy and procedural changes related education services. Serves as Education representative to other groups, stakeholders, and potential partners to promote and grow Education’s market presence. Responsible for budget management of education products.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines with heavy workload and under pressure.
  • Excellent customer service attitude.
  • Strong computer skills, proficiency in MS-Office applications.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of five years of experience in association management of member services and/or certification program administration/development.
  • Experience with oversight of volunteer boards/committee relations and demonstrated success in budget administration.
  • Supervisory experience and knowledge of the home building industry is a plus.
  • A bachelor’s degree in education, business administration, or related field (or an equivalent combination of training and experience).

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Senior Manager, Event Marketing & Engagement

Group: Marketing and Business Development

NAHB seeks a Senior Manager, Event Marketing & Engagement, who is responsible for managing the attendee and exhibitor acquisition campaign and attendee onsite engagement activities for the NAHB International Builders’ Show including direct mail, print, and digital advertising campaigns.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serves as the main contact for the grassroots marketing program with NAHB’s local associations and outside industry groups.
  • Manages the planning, execution, and measurement of various onsite attendee engagement activities during the trade show.
  • Works to develop IBS marketing strategies, to ensure that marketing plans reach stated goals and makes suggestions for adjustments to achieve goals.

Qualified candidates are:

  • Visionaries who can merge strategy, growth, people, and industry insights to strengthen our brand to our members and prospects
  • Creatives who can generate inspired and powerful print, email, social messaging, and online content to promote trade shows and events
  • Marketers who can develop campaigns to market events, products, and services like it’s nobody’s business
  • People who can manage competing priorities, and maintain a great sense of humor
  • Self-starters who can work independently
  • Collaborators who thrive in a dynamic work environment

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with the trade show industry is a strong advantage, including vendor side
  • Experience in marketing, writing, editing and proofreading
  • Experience developing and executing marketing campaigns with measurable impact
  • Experience with all major social media platforms
  • Strong project management, problem-solving and analytical thinking skills
  • A solid understanding of how to market products, events and trade shows
  • Minimum of four years experience creating marketing campaigns and a familiarity with trade associations.
  • Experience with Google Analytics and/or Spanish language fluency is a plus.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Senior Manager, Membership Marketing

Group: Marketing and Business Development

NAHB is seeking a Senior Manager, Membership Marketing, to work with the VP of Marketing and the Membership Development team to increase membership and improve membership engagement and member retention.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop comprehensive marketing campaigns with the appropriate targets and measures.
  • Execute side-by-side with high-performing, highly collaborative marketing and membership colleagues to promote member benefits and the member recruitment program.
  • Collaborate with copywriters and designers on the design, production and distribution of membership collateral materials used by NAHB and its affiliates.
  • Collaborate with NAHB divisions, partners and affiliate leaders to drive brand awareness and product awareness among members, prospective members, and other target audiences.
  • Serve as a strategic partner to the education and affinity program.

Qualified candidates are:

  • Visionaries who can merge strategy, growth, people, and industry insights to strengthen our brand to our members and prospects.
  • Creatives who can generate inspired and powerful print, email, social messaging, and online content to promote membership and member engagement.
  • Marketers who can develop innovative campaigns to market membership events, products and services.
  • People who can manage competing priorities and thrive on trying new tactics.
  • Self-starters who can work independently.
  • Collaborators who thrive in a dynamic work environment.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of four years of experience in marketing design and production process management.
  • Experience in developing and executing recruitment and retention membership marketing efforts.
  • Strong project management, problem-solving and analytical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently.
  • Association experience, with knowledge of trade association membership, is preferred.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

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